Well+Good’s Top Stories: October 2012

All the news you may have missed this month—from "50 Shades of Kale" and super-clean nail polishes to the explosion of High Intensity Interval Training.

If your overflowing inbox has prevented you from getting to your Well+Good emails, fear not. We’ve compiled our best articles from the past month so you can catch up on the most important health and wellness news you may have missed.

What’s your workout dosha?
From an Ayurvedic perspective, the workout you’re most drawn to may be the one your body needs the least. Find out which workout is really best for you.

Why High Intensity Interval Training is having a moment
HIIT packs as much intense energy as possible into as little time as possible. And the method’s producing mad results.

A new era of super-clean nail polishes
The standard used to be “3-free.” Now cleaner-leaning lacquers are sending even more ingredients packing for polishes that are “5-free.”

Hot legs: 8 pairs of print leggings to pull on now
Get your heart rate up by pulling on a pair of these fun, fashion-forward leggings covered in prints and patterns for your next workout.

How Erica Gragg turned her dream fitness vacation into Escape to Shape
The founder of Escape to Shape built a fitness vacation empire for successful, urban women who share her dream.

Which meditation style is right for you?
Can’t sit still and empty your thoughts? One of these five styles of meditation may be a better fit, explains Deepak Chopra apprentice and author, davidji.

7 positivity practices for skeptics
We tapped several sophisticated spiritual seekers for simple practices that even busy skeptics can use to get happy.

“50 Shades of Kale” is bound to excite your taste buds
The very-good-for-you green is playing a naughty role as the star of this cookbook meets erotica. Or, “kale-rotica.”

A day with Denise Mari, New York City’s organic, vegan, and raw food guru
Mari’s quiet vision has allowed Organic Avenue to grow from an underground bodega into a powerhouse brand that celebs proudly sip.

9 foods for amazing skin
We may not be able to change our DNA or completely alleviate blemish-inducing stress, but we all can eat foods that contribute to amazing skin.

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